Sunday, January 15, 2012

Green Cabinet Refinish

I've been busy the last week or so trying to finish a few pieces of furniture that a friend of mine wanted me to refresh.  Including this little cabinet she had picked up.  She choose a mossy green by Valspar, called Gaucho.  And then, I glazed her in Minwax Dark Walnut stain.  She looks amazing and my sad, despicable camera, does not do her justice. Not. At. All.  

She is a beauty.

And we all loooove a good, before & after.

So our before...
(ohhh, so sad)


I gave the hardware a little uplift, which really stands out against the green.
And, also gave the inside a little pop of yellow.

A Glimpse Inside

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year & Happy to be 30!

...Oh, and I will thank you!'s a my birthday.

The big...3-0!  My first thoughts are, "holy crap! I'm gettin' up there!"

But really...I'm excited.  My 20's definitely were something.  I grew up so much and went through quite a bit.  I'm excited because, even in this last year, in my twenties...I finally get that I am getting to know myself better.  I'm gaining confidence in who I am, and what I want.  It also reminds me a lot of that movie, "13 going on 30".  Do you remember that movie?  She wishes she were like the women in her magazines, "Thrity, flirty and thriving!"


I'm excited, because...basically, I want to be just that.  And what's that my birthday is kicking off my New Year...and I know 2012 is gonna be good one.  I can't wait!

Today, I'm happy because I get to spend it with the 2 most amazing, beautiful and wonderful people ever.  My son and daughter.
 Okay, now I'm off to celebrate!
...and eat me some cake.